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Beware of alcohol on Braai Day

Collin came home from the pub late one Friday evening stinking drunk, as he often did, and crept into bed beside his wife who was already asleep. He gave her a peck on the cheek and fell asleep. When he awoke he found a strange man standing at the end of his bed wearing a long flowing white robe. “Who the hell are you?” Demanded Collin, “and what are you doing in my bedroom?” The mysterious Man answered, “This isn’t your bedroom and I’m St Peter”. Collin was stunned “You…

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Beer Bread for the Braai

Ingredients 500g self-raising flour 1/2 tsp salt 125g cheddar, cut into small cubes 340ml beer (a can in South Africa, slightly less than a full can here in the UK) 50ml water 1Tbsp fresh thyme 50ml sesame or sunflower seeds Maldon salt to sprinkle on top Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C  Grease a small loaf tin. Sift flour and salt together in a mixing bowl.  Stir in the beer, cheese, water and thyme.  You can add a little water if the dough is too dry.  Mix until all the…

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The only way to braai chicken

The only way to braai chicken: must be room temperature. put chicken in a LARGE dish with a liquid seal lid. Add plenty olive oil, herbs, spices of your choice, some fresh lemon juice, garlic etc. Close container (a pick ‘n pay bag will do) and shake up. Allow to marinade for at least half hour, shaking/ mixing often. Cook on a medium to hot fire, turning often, until meat just pulls away from the bone. Guaranteed crispy skin and the flavour of spices etc pulled into meat…!!

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